Sift the flour, mix well with the sugar and the grated almonds. Cut the cool butter into small pieces and add to the mixture. Knead all ingredients well until you get a firm dough. Roll small portions into firm, evenly sized balls and set aside. Then shape each ball on a smooth surface with the heel of your hand into small sticks of the same size. It is important that you only roll in one direction! Otherwise the bars break very quickly. Now press the ends very lightly with your fingers towards the middle to compact the dough. Carefully shape the dough into croissants (just bending them very slightly is enough) and place on a baking sheet.
Bake the almond croissants in the fan for about 15 minutes at 180 degrees in the preheated oven. They are best when a light tan is showing up. If necessary, the baking time can be extended accordingly. Turn it in powdered sugar while it is still hot and then let it cool down! Then store in a can.
These are the only cookies my family wants !!! At Christmas time, I like to give them away as a small gift. They go down well with everyone. While the cookies are cooling down you shouldn't let them out of your sight for too long, they like to disappear by themselves .....;)
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